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Liturgical Ministries

"Blow the trumpet in Zion; sanctify a fast; call a solemn assembly; gather the people." -- Joel 2: 15
 
Liturgy is "the source and the summit" of our lives as Christians.  It is a means to encounter God’s Divine Presence.  While our priests lead the liturgy, many members of our community serve as liturgical ministers, collaborating before and during the Mass to create meaningful environment of worship for all.  We carefully prepare Masses that encourage “full, conscious and active participation.” We also understand that some are more introspective, and we encourage participation in a way that is most meaningful and most comfortable for each individual.
 
Many who gather to worship with us allow themselves to be formed by it ... and go forth from it as a visible sign of the loving presence of God, not only to the people of our community, but for all the world. Liturgy is not simply a human creation. While it relies on human words and human actions--and objects made by human hands-- it was given to us by the Lord through the tradition of the church.
 
By virtue of baptism, each of us is called to minister to the needs of one another. We rely heavily on the dedication of hundreds of men, women, teens, and children who participate in liturgical ministries available at Christ King Parish including:  

Are you called?  For additional information, please call the parish office at 414-258-2604 - Email


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  • Christ King to Pray Vespers during Advent
    What are Vespers? Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine [ ... ]

    What are Vespers?

    Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfills Jesus' command to "pray always" (Luke 18:1). Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.

    The Liturgy of the Hours includes several specified times of prayer. The most important times, called the "hinge hours," are Morning Prayer (which takes place upon rising) and Evening Prayer (which takes place as dusk begins to fall).

    Bishops, priests, deacons, and many men and women in consecrated life pray the Liturgy of the Hours each day. Their work is organized around this prayer, keeping God always at the center of their days. Lay people are encouraged to pray the Liturgy of the Hours as well, especially Morning and Evening Prayer.

    Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God.

    Experience this beautiful and reflective Prayer of the Church on the Wednesday evenings of Advent (December 6, 13, and 20) from 5:30 until 6:00. Are you reluctant because this is your first Evening Prayer experience and aren’t certain what to do? Fear not! This undertaking is new to Christ King—we’re ALL learning as we go – JOIN US!

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